19 Day Kenya & Uganda Wildlife Exploration
Air & Land
|Kenya & Uganda Wildlife Exploration|
|Emara Ole Sereni||Nairobi|
|Ashnil Samburu Camp||Buffalo Springs Game Reserve|
|The Ark||Aberdare National Park|
|Great Rift Valley Lodge||Naivasha, Nakuru|
|Mara Intrepids Camp||Masai Mara National Reserve|
|Twiga Safari Lodge||Murchison Falls National Park|
|Primate Lodge||Kibale National Park|
|Elephant Plains Lodge||Queen Elizabeth National Park|
|Rushaga Gorilla Camp||Bwindi Impenetrable National Park|
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|2023 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $1950|
|Hotel||Dates||Embark||Tour Starts||Ship||Land Only||Air & Land|
|2024 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $1950|
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Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival transfer, but does include departure transfer and flights Nairobi-Entebbe, Entebbe-Murchison Falls National Park & Bwindi-Entebbe.
Please note due to strict regulations on gorilla trekking permits, the cost of the permit is fully non-refundable at the time of booking. Any cancellations or amendments will incur a $700 per person fee.
Please note children under 15 years of age are not permitted on this tour.
Passengers should select flights on Day 19 from Entebbe that depart no earlier than 3 PM. The flight from Bwindi arrives to Entebbe at approximately 11:30 AM.
Due to limited space in safari vehicles, please pack your belongings in a soft-sided duffel bag. Traditional suitcases with rigid frames or hard plastic sides should not be used.
Please note, all passport holders should have three or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to Kenya. Click here for more information.
Passengers traveling to Uganda must carry proof of yellow fever vaccination.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Is This Trip Right for You?
- Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
- Flights New York-Nairobi, Entebbe-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- Intra-flights Nairobi-Entebbe, Entebbe-Murchison Falls National Park & Bwindi-Entebbe
- 18 nights accommodations
- 3 nights Nairobi
- 2 nights Samburu National Reserve
- 1 night Aberdare National Park
- 2 nights Lake Naivasha
- 2 nights Masai Mara National Reserve
- 1 night Entebbe
- 2 nights Murchison Falls National Park
- 1 night Kibale National Park
- 2 nights Queen Elizabeth National Park
- 2 nights Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
- 47 meals: 18 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 15 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern 4x4 vehicles
- Services of English-speaking driver-guide throughout
- National Park fees and gorilla trekking permit
This itinerary requires a high level of physical fitness. Gorilla trekking can last up to 7 hours depending on the location of the animals. All passengers must be able to hike unassisted at a steady pace through dense forests on uneven, often slippery slopes, at an altitude of up to 8553 feet.
- Visit the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, the world’s most successful orphan elephant rescue center
- At the Giraffe Centre, hand-feed elegant Rothschild giraffes from an elevated platform
- Enjoy personal game drive experiences in safari vehicles that seat no more than seven
- Explore Samburu National Park, known for its unique wildlife
- Enjoy leisurely game viewing at one of Kenya’s iconic tree lodges
- Travel to Lake Nakuru National Park, known for its superb birdlife
- Embark on a boat tour on Lake Naivasha, a bird lover's paradise
- Test your luck and see how many of the "Big Five" you'll spot in the magical Masai Mara National Reserve
- Discover Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area
- Cruise down the Nile River to the base of dramatic Murchison Falls
- At enchanting Kibale National Park, view the greatest variety of primates in East Africa
- Enjoy a thrilling guided forest trek in search of chimpanzees in the tropical Kibale forest
- View the spectacular Rwenzori, the “Mountains of the Moon”, that lie in western Uganda
- Game drives in the diverse ecosystems of Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Enjoy a cruise on the Kazinga Channel, home to hippos, crocodiles and colorful exotic birds
- Embark on an unforgettable gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates
Is This Trip Right for You?
This itinerary requires a high level of physical fitness. Gorilla trekking on Day 9 can last up to seven hours depending on the location of the animals. All passengers must be able to hike unassisted at a steady pace through dense forests on uneven, often slippery slopes, at an altitude of up to 8553 feet. Hiking boots and waterproof backpacks are required to navigate difficult terrain. Note that visitors that are sick will not be allowed to enter Kibale Forest National Park or Bwindi Forest National Park due to the risk of spreading disease to the primates. During this tour, you may come into proximity of wild animals whose actions can be unpredictable. Certain inherent risks are involved which should be considered at your own discretion. This program covers a lot of ground each day, and we spend many days driving over roads that are often rough and bumpy in safari vehicles that cannot be air-conditioned. Only "bush toilets" are available during game drives. We have many early mornings. Electricity for some lodges is provided by generator and may not be available 24 hours a day. Passengers traveling with CPAP machines must notify Gate 1 Travel in advance so accommodations can be made to run these machines through the night. Occasionally power and back-up generators fail and power will not be available. Many of the accommodations are built in the traditional local style and have no air-conditioning. All passengers traveling into Uganda will be required to carry proof of yellow fever vaccination, and are encouraged to consult with their health-care provider regarding malaria prophylaxis. We suggest you check with your health-care provider before signing up for this tour. This is a Small Group program. For more information, click here.
This itinerary requires a high level of physical fitness. Gorilla trekking on Day 18 can last up to 7 hours depending on the location of the animals. All passengers must be able to hike unassisted at a steady pace through dense forests on uneven, often slippery slopes, at an altitude of up to 8553 feet. Please see the "Is This Trip Right for You?" section and the Trip Preparation tab for a list of equipment recommended for this excursion.
Discovery Tours itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
This deluxe hotel is located near Nairobi National Park.Hotel Details
This first class camp is located within the Buffalo Springs Game Reserve and overlooks the plains and Ewaso Nyiro River.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located in Aberdare National Park.Hotel Details
This first class hotel overlooks Lake Naivasha.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located in a lovely location overlooking the Talek River.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is situated in the town of Entebbe.Hotel Details
This superior tourist class lodge is located nearby the River Nile on the outskirts of Murchison Falls National Park.Hotel Details
This superior tourist class lodge is located in the heart of Kibale National Park, which is home to over 13 different species of primates.Hotel Details
This superior tourist class lodge is set on the western escarpment of the Albertine Rift.Hotel Details
This superior tourist class camp is located close to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Arise before dawn, and take off in a hot air balloon as you watch the breathtaking sunrise over the Masai Mara. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam the vast plains below. The finale is a sumptuous champagne breakfast before beginning today’s game drive.*
*Please note that departure time for this excursion is very early in the morning, 5 AM or earlier. Agility is required to embark and disembark the balloon basket. Wildlife viewing, quantity and species of animals seen is dependent upon local conditions including weather, wind and seasonal migration patterns. The take-off time and the duration of the flight and tour may vary due to weather conditions. Balloon rides vary but are usually 45 minutes to an hour.
Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.
*Please note that the group’s morning game drive will begin while en route to pick you up, and may see other wildlife before you’ve rejoined the group.
**Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is recommended for this tour. Please be advised that this is not an exclusive tour
|Day #10||01 Jan 2022 - 30 Apr 2024||$480.00|
I know you're swamped with travel challenges, but I just want to share my excellent experience in Kenya and Tanzania and thank you for another great Gate 1 trip! We've had many incredible tour managers with Gate 1 and Wolfugan in Tanzania has now taken top spot. He was attentive to our every need, but so much more. He was a wealth of information which he shared in such interesting ways, providing us with great insight into the country, the culture, and the amazing wildlife. He didn't always just answer a question, he sometimes encouraged us to think by asking a question back and truly engaging us in learning. We are avid birders, so we asked him to point out birds along the way that he might not otherwise. His knowledge of all the local birds was beyond my imagination and his ability to spot an interesting bird while driving a game vehicle blew us away. The other two people in our game drive vehicle soon became birders too! His knowledge of the wildlife was superb as expected and his ability to maneuver the vehicle into just the right spot for viewing and even considered the lighting for great photographs allowed me to get the most amazing photographs and memories for a life time. Wolfugan truly went the extra mile to ensure we were having the best experience on drives, in our lodging, and at our meals. He made us comfortable with all of the Covid requirements being managed. He was friendly, personable, obviously very intelligent, and a delight to be around. I've been back home for a week, but my heart is still in Africa. Thank you Gate 1 for another amazing adventure!Joyce T.
Wonderful! Daniel was an excellent guide. He worked at providing animals and birds for all to see. His expertise in the area was apparent from the beginning to the end. Daniel took excellent care of us the whole trip. He was patient and catered to the needs of his group. Thank you for a lifetime experience!Charlene R. Lake View, NY
We had a fantastic time. Our guides were extraordinary and they were very knowledgeable. Daniel was our guide and we enjoyed every minute of him. We so many animals. It was beyond our expectations. Seeing so many lions, eight cheetahs, and two leopards is beyond our dreams. The hotels were very appreciated. We will definitely consider Gate 1 again.Barbara M. Bend, OR
The trip was wonderful and far exceeded my expectations.............from the different towns we visited, to the wide variety of animals the first class accommodations, and especially our guides/drivers- Jeff and James. These 2 were wonderful and very accommodating......and that's not always easy with multiple people and personalities. They were great and I would recommend them to anyone who goes to Kenya. Overall, the Gate 1 experience was remarkable. I will definitely use Gate 1 again and I'm already considering my next adventure. I've also recommended Gate 1 to several of my friends since I've been back. Thank you for helping make my experience so wonderful...........you will definitely hear from me again!Amanda H. Spring, TX
Just wanted to thank the entire staff that was involved in anyway with this tour. This vacation has been a dream of mine for as long as I could remember. Starting from the first person who helped me arrange this booking, to the hotel staff, guides/drivers, and all other staff members, they made this an awesome vacation! The birthday celebration was also a sweet and unexpected surprise! You guys just rock! Thank you so much!Joyce Y. Aloha, OR
OMG!!!!How can I find the words to express the most incredible experience ever!!! This was my 4th safari and this exceeded my expectations. Our host Mungai aka James was fantastic. His wisdom and knowledge were tremendous. We saw every animal with the exception of a Leopard. The accommodations were great along with the food and staff at the facilities .Our vehicle was very comfortable and we had a blast 4 wheeling through the Mara.I am a loyal traveler now...nothing compares to Gate 1 ...I plan on traveling the world and can afford to live my dreams because of your wonderful company.THANK YOU for giving me a trip of a LIFETIME.Nancy A. Panama City, FL